What traditions do you have at New Year? In this lesson, Anne talks about her New Year’s Resolutions. The language focus is the use of “going to” to talk about future plans.


Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - language activity 1

Task 3 - language activity 2


Happy New Year! This is the time people traditionally make New Year’s resolutions, plans to make life better in the New Year, and I’ve made a few. So, what are my New Year’s Resolutions? The first one is: I’m going to go swimming more often. I already go swimming once a week so I’m going to go twice a week and get really fit in the New Year. My second New Year’s Resolution is: I’m going to go to bed earlier because I usually go to bed far too late and then I can’t wake up in the morning. What else? Oh yes, my most important New Year’s Resolution is: I’m going to be more positive, and I’m not going to complain about everything. Those are my Resolutions, what about you? Have you got any?


What are your plans for the future?

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I liked this new lesson. Thanks a lot.

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Hi, it was a very nice lesson but I was confused when I did task 2. There are two identical sentences - I am going to go .... and different variants of answer - 'to bed earlier' or 'swimming more often'. When I did the task and for the first sentence I chose 'to bed earlier' and it was wrong. After I checked the answer I had to chose - 'swimming more often' because 'to bed earlier' - was the third sentence in the task . How could I know about it? I think you should improve this task.

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Thanks for your input Pele. In task 2 you need to match the sentences in chronological order as they are mentioned in the story.